Ryu recognized as one of Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People
DANVILLE, Pennsylvania. – Geisinger is proud to announce that Dr. Jaewon Ryu, its President and CEO, has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare for 2021.
This prestigious recognition program recognizes and honors individuals considered by their peers and the editors of Modern Healthcare to be the most influential people in the industry, in terms of leadership and impact. Dr. Ryu was among the most influential leaders in the industry, including President Joe Biden; Dr Anthony Fauci, Director, Chief Medical Advisor to the President; and CEOs of leading healthcare organizations such as Northwell Health, Intermountain Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente, CVS Health, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Pfizer Biopharmaceuticals Group, Moderna and more.
âEven under the incredibly difficult circumstances of the pandemic, our teams at Geisinger have accomplished so much over the past year. And awards like these are always much more representative of those team efforts than of any person’s work, âsaid Dr Ryu. âBecause of our teams, I am truly proud and honored to lead this organization. “
The past year has been difficult during the COVID-19 pandemic. Geisinger has faced many challenges, but its structure as an integrated system has helped it continue to innovate during a pandemic.
Over the past year, Geisinger has leveraged existing innovations like Geisinger at Home to deliver vaccines, prevent people from going to hospital, and allow patients to safely recover after being released from COVID. These COVID at Home programs have helped more than 16,000 patients while Geisinger has also administered more than 2,000 infusions of monoclonal antibodies to communities in central and northeastern Pennsylvania.
In 2021, Geisinger celebrated milestones in our communities, such as the ribbon cutting and grand opening of Geisinger Behavioral Health Center Northeast by Geisinger Medical Center Muncy, a joint venture with Acadia Healthcare Company. Meanwhile, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center received 5-star ratings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in 2021. Facilitating better health for the community, Geisinger Jersey Shore and Lewistown Hospitals also received accreditation of the Level IV trauma center by the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation, adding significant resources to these communities.
To learn more about Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People, visit ModernHealthcare.com/100MostInfluential.
Geisinger is committed to making it easier to improve the health of the more than one million people it serves. Founded over 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes nine hospital campuses, a health plan with over half a million members, a research institute and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts the savings of his hometown in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars a year. Learn more at www.geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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